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Lc17smp
03-21-2012, 12:55 PM
So a coworker is thinking about getting rid of an old rifle that has been in the garage for years but has no idea what it is or how much to ask for it. Here are a few pics. 140839 140840 It has V8194 stamped on it as well as a W on it. Any help is appreciated.

notme92069
03-21-2012, 1:02 PM
Mauser. Is there a year stamped on the side of the receiver

Lc17smp
03-21-2012, 2:32 PM
He couldnt find a year stamped on it. Just "V8194" and a M inside a trapezoid.

m35a2
03-21-2012, 3:23 PM
Looks like maybe Polish? The birdie looks like the symbol from the nat'l flag.
Could be Swedish? Maybe v1894?

Anchors
03-21-2012, 4:10 PM
Syrian Mauser made by Yugoslavia under contract.
V1894 is the serial number, they went a lot higher than that in later production too.

They aren't worth an insane amount. I've seen them anywhere from $250-$600 these days depending on condition, numbers matching, etc.
They used to be much cheaper (as with everything else in life).

Lc17smp
03-21-2012, 4:29 PM
Thank you. Appreciate the help.

CSACANNONEER
03-21-2012, 4:32 PM
Since it is over 50 years old and not a handgun, it can be sold FTF without having to go through a FFL.

gao1976
03-21-2012, 4:42 PM
Syrian Mauser made by Yugoslavia under contract.
V1894 is the serial number, they went a lot higher than that in later production too.

They aren't worth an insane amount. I've seen them anywhere from $250-$600 these days depending on condition, numbers matching, etc.
They used to be much cheaper (as with everything else in life).

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Crunch130
03-21-2012, 9:23 PM
I knew it looked like a Yugo M48! Never seen a Syrian crest before.

BTW, the rear barrel band & sling (USGI) are on the wrong side of the rifle. Unless you like getting poked in the ribs by a bolt handle. Need to release the front band spring, remove the front band, & swap the rear & reassemble.

Crunch